Questions tagged [google-docs]

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Issue Tracking / Case Management that integrates well with Google Apps [closed]

I'm looking for a way to track issues (not particularly software bugs, but rather general issues) where I'd like to be able to create a case/ticket for each issue and then link in google docs as well ...
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What's the best way to upload a million row spreadsheet as Google spreadsheet? [closed]

I have an Excel spreadsheet with over a million rows that I would like to have as a Google sheet. I tried uploading the file as a CSV to my Google drive, which worked. Then I tried opening it as a ...
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Is there a way to auto-update footer text in a Google doc based on Version History's most recent date, or the date of most recent change? [duplicate]

I have "Last Updated 1/20/21" in the footer of my Google doc and with numerous people working on it - we'd like to have this date change automatically based on version history. Can this be ...
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Google Script: Changing date format from Typeform Response in Sheets

I'm using Google Script to add a function where once the response from Typeform is sent to the sheet, a button called "create document" is added to fill up the Google Doc template using the ...
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If I add someone as an Editor to a Google Doc, can they see the old version history?

I created a Google Doc, made some edits, then added a colleague as an Editor. Can they see in the "Version history" the edits I made prior to adding them? (Important because I was editing a ...
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Which formats can Google Docs import/restore?

I want to export/download files FROM Google Docs in a format that will allow me to import/upload them to Google Docs retaining all possible formatting. While Google Docs offers several formats to ...
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Quantifying the difference between two revisions in a Google Document [closed]

Is there any way to quantify the difference between two revisions in a Google Document? (e.g. the number of added/removed/modified characters/words/sentences/lines between two revisions, as we can do ...
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How to stop “Open in Docs” option on Google Drive Shared Files

How to eliminate the "Open in Google Docs" option to prevent various users from opening/modifying a shared PDF file in Docs for the free (not Business/Market) Google Drive? I password ...
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Copy Google Drive document activity/changes history

Making a copy of Drive's Google Document will not transfer over any of the metadata such as changes made or version history. This applies to their suite in general (Forms, Sheets, Slides, etc.) Is ...
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Keyboard shortcut to “Replace URL with its title” in Google Docs

If a URL is pasted and created into a link into a Google Docs an option is shown in a popup to replace the URL with the URL's title, either of a web page or another google document. How can this be ...
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What format do we need to use to get the Suggested Action Items feature to work?

Google mentions the following about the suggested action items feature: As you type, if Google Docs detects an action item (for example, “AI: Jen to send a follow-up email” or “Todo: Alex to finish ...
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How to get total tally of items in a column in Google Docs?

I have the following dataset in Google Docs. I want to dynamically update the bottom two rows based on number of time 'h' or 's' occur in the corresponding row. What should be the formula for it, so ...
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When I connect Goole Drive or Docs to Slack, who can see my content?

It's not clear to me from the support answers I've gotten who can see my Google Drive or Docs content when I connect to Slack. The scenario that concerns me is when I have a Slack account with a ...
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How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents?

How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents? For example, in one of my Google document, the vertical spacing in the table of contents used to be fine: but after ...
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Shared Doc Always Opens to A Certain Position/Page. Can it be changed?

When opening a shared Google Doc, it always opens to the same spot, which is not the beginning... is there some kind of formatting tag here (that can be changed) so it opens at the beginning (or at ...
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How can I make a document into two columns that take up a 70/30 split of the page instead of 50/50?

I can control the spacing between and where the text stops within each column using the ruler but I can't figure out how to move where the spacing between the columns is centered. Right now with the ...
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How to stop Google Docs from pasting titles instead of links

Google Docs's functionality changed within the past month, such that now for many different websites, it will automatically replace the link with the title of the website. For example, if I copy https:...
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Unintended ruler changes in Google Docs

How can I keep this from happening? Rulers in Google Docs (Word too....) seem to change capriciously depending on the history of style changes. See the image below of how bulleted text lines up. Is ...
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How do I delete more than one document at a time on google documents. Not google drive

I have a whole bunch of documents from like 2 years ago and it's really annoying. It take like 10-15 seconds to delete one. I don't have hours to spend deleting documents one by one when I am 12 and ...
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How to Replace & Find values within double quotation marks?

How does one change the value of multiple data such as: data-set="0.1" data-set="0.23" data-set="0.13412" data-set="2210.3211" to data-set="0"
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How I can generate a pdf with AcroForm from a form generated in google docs?

I am making the following form in google docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wr9fAJaovHiGYJU_qW45vMdlQyd7Jj9gThWBgNZ5Opw/edit?usp=sharing I want somehow to place input fields and generate a pdf ...
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Google docs produces a pop up when copying and pasting nearly every time

When I copy and paste into google docs it almost always (3 times out of 4) produces the following box even when I use the keyboard shortcuts (on firefox). Is there any way to permanently tell it to ...
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Is there a way to programmatically interact with google docs? [closed]

Is there a way to programmatically interact with google docs? I would like to be able to program actions like highlighting text, changing font size/color/type, etc. Thanks!
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How to insert a webp image into a document?

I am trying to insert a webp format image into a table in a document - however it's giving me an error. When I try with a jpg file, I am able to insert the image at the top of the file (I don't know ...
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Links between Google sheets and docs that keeps file name update automatically

I try to insert a link referencing a Google Sheets file in a Google Docs file while keeping the name of the sheets file, even if it is later modified. I would like to use this to avoid constantly ...
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Text Inserter Macros for Google Docs [closed]

Is it possible to type a shortened text phrase and have Google Docs (or a third party extension) replace it with text provided to it by the user (me). It should work like Dot Phrases in Epic.
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How do I align two words so that they are exactly below each other?

I want to write a text with literal translations exactly under each word. How do I make sure that the translated word is perfectly aligned with its counterpart in the other language?
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More substitutions than I can view

Google Doc's equivalent to Word's AutoCorrect feature (Tools->Preferences->Substitutions) will correct common spelling mistakes. Great feature, I use it a lot. I've used it that much I now have ...
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How to create shortcut for new Google Doc with for secondary logged in user?

I'm logged into my browser with two different Gmail accounts, one is personal and the other is my work account. I have created shortcuts for Google Calendar, Google Cloud Platform, etc. as following: ...
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Google docs doesn't let me open a doc offline says ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED

I have gone to google drive and selected cogwheel -> settings -> checked "offline" Within the document in its "offline status" button it says: This document is ready for ...
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In Google Docs, can I highlight a few words or a dozen words and convert it to a table?

For example, if I listed some items in Google Docs: Cherry Blossom Mushroom Pine cone, Acorn Maple leaf Snowflake and now I want to highlight them and convert them to a table with 5 rows with each ...
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How do you get the administrator effect off your computer so nothing is bloced on your computer

Is there anyway to remove the administrator or like overpower it I have look everywhere but it seems like there is no possible way
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Add comment to Google Docs

I'm working on an assignment for school that requires me to add comments to my work using Google Docs. (see photo) (comment1). The problem is I don't know how to add a comment so that it shows up in ...
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Setting up hanging indent in paragraph

I have found in the documentation references to first line indent or end indent for a paragraph. But how do I set a hanging indent using Google Apps Script?
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Automatically update inserted sheets cells in Google Docs

I have a Google Doc which has linked cells to Google Sheets. I want to type a Script that automatically updates the document whenever the cells in Google Sheets are changed (it receives answers from a ...
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How did Brud.Fyi link their custom domain to a Google Doc?

How did Brud.fyi make their site a Google Doc? http://brud.fyi/ Point Nine did similar - http://pointnine.com/
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Errant line spacing issue with new Docs, ignoring 'Add space after paragraph' on page break

New documents have suddenly started exhibiting strange behaviour, and I cannot for the life of me figure it out. The main symptom is that on the page break, there is no gap between paragraphs. This is ...
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Entering a “Tab” character into Google Docs, when your document has columns

I am working with a two-column document in Google Docs. The 1st column is a field description. In the 2nd, wider column, I have free text to complete the field information. In this column, I have ...
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How to make an object viewable in print layout only

I'm creating a Google Docs template, and I'd like to set content in the header and footer that is only viewable in print layout (and when the doc is printed or exported to PDF), but is not visible ...
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Google Docs footer error

I got the below script for automatic "last edited" timestamp in the footer of a Google Document. function lastEdited() { var doc = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument(); var id = doc.getId(); ...
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How to view a graph of links between Google Docs in GSuite

Say I have 3 docs A, B, C and there's a link to B and C from A. Is there some way to visualise this relationship in a graph. This is pretty similar to links between webpages. Sitebulb can do it for ...
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Google Docs: trying to get a heading section to stay on the same page as the previous text

I'm working on a google docs project and which has a lot of headings followed by lists. For instance, a heading with ten references and then another section of normal text. What I would LIKE to happen ...
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Are there ways to make Google Docs page layout more stable across browser & platform?

When I open a Google Doc on different computers, or even different browsers on the same computer, the line, column, & page breaks often (but not always) change. When I use "download" to ...
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Google file/folder in multiple location editing from different folders

I was wondering if I had a doc A that was saved in two separate folder locations, if there was a way for me to edit the document in one folder and the edits would also show in the other saved doc A in ...
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Export full revision history of Google Doc

Is there a way to export the entire revision history of a Google Doc? I am imagining the output being something like a spreadsheet that, for each edit, lists the date of the edit, the user who made ...
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On google docs… how can I make the word * i * autocorrect to the uppercase

If I am writing a novel for instance, what should I do to ease my writing because google docs preferences are not adjusting my works? So I don't waste time going back to edit or so I don't need to ...
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Toolbar disappeared

I am new to Chromebook and Google Docs. I have started to use and learn both. The toolbar disappeared when I open existing document. The same thing happens when I open a new one.
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How to remove horizontal page-break line (dotted and bold) that appear on tables in Google Docs?

Background I used a method described in this answer by downloading the Chrome plugin User JavaScript & CSS by adding the following code: .kix-page-compact::before{ border-top: none; } As a ...
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How to export a Confluence page to Google Docs and apply Template

I would like to export Confluence page(s) directly as a Google Doc and apply Google Docs Templates at the same time. I expected that others would have done this but a google search has been unable to ...
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How to automatically convert some text into url's?

i'm wondering is in Google Docs possibility to automatically convert some text into url's? For example, i'd like to convert all words "Google" into Google for this moment i found some ...

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